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Saturday 17 Oct
Philmont Village Hall
124 Main St.

Linking Past & Future: Historic Interpretation
Rediscovering Philmont's industrial history of harnessing water power, presented by Matthew Kierstead of Milestone Heritage Consulting.

Matt Kierstead is an industrial historian and recognized authority on the cultural role of industrial heritage, including the revitalization of historic mills, and cleanup of the mining and quarrying industries in the Northeast. He will be presenting on Philmont's historic mills for re-purposing and the historic waterways of Summit Lake and Agawamuck Creek.

Grab the workshop and then a bite to eat of specials in collaboration with the Master Plan workshops,
Local 111 / Philmont Slammer
Vanderbilt House / Harlem Rail Burger
McNans / High Falls Sandwich
Get your ticket at the workshop for these specials!

Saturday's free workshop is the 1st of three public presentations funded by the Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) grant awarded to the village from the New York Department of State Office of Planning and Development which is producing an economic development master plan for the village.
Guest speakers and workshops in October & November will highlight Philmont's industrial history as a vibrant mill village, its use of water as a power source, the future possibilities of harnessing micro-hydro technology, and how the Summit Lake waterfront development can play an important role in community revitalization.

These workshops will lead up to finishing the Master Plan anticipated in early December, and will provide community members to continue to contribute towards creating an economic development plan for the village.
All are welcome! Community input and feedback received since October 2014 has already laid a strong foundation for a good economic development revitalization plan, so please attend this next workshop to bring more of your ideas and thoughts.

Guest speaker, Matthew Kierstead, is a must hear. He took a walking tour rediscovering Philmont's industrial past laying just below the surface ready to reemerge if given some help!

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edicated to improving quality of life in the Village of Philmont with grass-roots community collaborations and programs on Main St Revitalization, Small Business, Special Projects, Philmont Farmers' Market, and Community Arts/Trades. PBI is a charitable organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. |   Brochure  |  Blog  | Contact |  Donate to PB Inc